Native Coloradoan, Kaye Spencer, also writing as A.L. Debran, writes romances from her basement hovel in a small, rural town in the far southeastern corner of Colorado—no mountains in sight—just prairie dogs, buffalo grass, and glorious prairie sunsets. While drawn to cowboys and the Old West, all genres are within her story-crafting realm.
Reading Louis L’Amour’s westerns, listening to Marty Robbins’ gunfighter ballads, watching all the classic television westerns, and growing up on a cattle ranch all inspired her love of the American Old West—truths and myths alike. Kaye's favorite movie line is from ‘Quigley Down Under’. At the end of the movie, Quigley outdraws Marston in a gunfight and, as Marston dies, Quigley looks down at him and says, "I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn’t know how to use it."
Published since June 2006, Kaye is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Panhandle Professional Writers, and Western Fictioneers. Kaye is a review editor for the romance novel review site, Joyfully Reviewed, and she occasionally takes on manuscript editing projects. Kaye is published with Prairie Rose Publications, Cobblestone Press, and Breathless Press. She also has a story in an anthology that is offered as a free download at Smashwords from the writing group, Exquisite Quills.
Kaye retired June 1, 2013 from a long career in public education during which time she also taught community college classes through an outreach program. She is enjoying being a full-time writer and spoiler of grandchildren. Kaye is also afflicted with ACD—Accumulative Cat Disorder—with no cure in sight.
Kaye is the featured blogger each month for Tabby’s Nocturnal Nights on the 30th and Prairie Rose Publications on the second Wednesday. Her regular day for blogging at Western Fictioneers will be determined soon.
Visit Kaye’s website and blog — http://www.kayespencer.com – and while you’re there, take a moment to fall in love…faster, harder, deeper with Kaye Spencer romances.
Kaye on Twitter — @kayespencer